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AB-199 Institutional purchasers: sale of California produce.(2013-2014)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
2nd
3rd
Pass
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Died
Bill Status
AB-199
Holden (A)
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Alejo (A)
Institutional purchasers: sale of California produce.
03/01/13
An act to add and repeal Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 58595) to Part 1 of Division 21 of the Food and Agricultural Code, and to amend, repeal, and add Sections 4330 and 4331 of the Government Code, relating to institutional purchasers of agricultural products.
Assembly
09/16/13
09/05/13

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Died
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
03/06/14 Last day to consider Governor's veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
01/06/14 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/11/13 Vetoed by Governor.
09/19/13 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/10/13 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 1. Page 3091.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 199 without my signature.

This bill would require the state to implement a preference for agricultural products grown in California and offered by a California company. This preference would be difficult to comply with and quite onerous. Every purchase, even a single bag of apples, would be affected.

I strongly support California's agricultural industry and encourage all state-run institutions to support local farmers and businesses. In fact, state growers and processors have no trouble competing for - and winning - the state's business. Today, approximately half of all food the Department of General Services purchases for state institutions comes from California, without a preference or a mandate.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.